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on Wes Moore
When I was about thirteen I found myself at a crossroads, although I didn't know it. I was in with a group of people who eventually got in trouble and spent some time in jail. I was briefly suspended from school for setting off some fireworks in a garbage can that happened to be full of wax paper milk cartons. My school could have burned down. Luckily it didn't. I was clearly making some bad decisions.
I had another friend who was taking sailing lessons. He invited me to go with him one time. I became hooked on sailing and, in time, became heavily in demand as a crew member. I eventually competed in the Olympic trials and world championships. I believe that for me the crossroads was, that at thirteen I found something in which I wanted to excel. For some it may be athletics, others may pursue academics. But the important part is to have a goal that can give your life a positive focus.
posted 2 years, 2 months ago
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